Sónia Maciel, 2009 AWARD Fellow, Mozambique
Sónia Maciel was recently published in Livestock Research for Rural Development, the peer-reviewed international journal for research into sustainable developing world agriculture. The article, Feedlot performance of the Nguni ecotypes in southern Mozambique, was also published as a short communication in the South African Journal of Animal Science.
Maciel S, Amimo J, Martins M, Okeyo AM, Scholtz MM and Neser FWC 2013. Feedlot performance of the Nguni ecotypes in southern Mozambique. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 25, Article #111. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd25/6/maci25111.htm
Maciel, a reproduction specialist at the Agricultural Research Institute of Mozambique, has a 28-year career in conserving indigenous and adapted animal genetic resources, and has also been involved in community development programs related to cattle restocking. Later this year, she plans to present a paper discussing the beef sector during a national agriculture conference.